Michael Brown's name and disaster will forever be linked in the minds of New Orleanians, but not in a good way. Nevertheless, the former head of FEMA has succeeded in remaking himself as an expert on disaster planning. He joined Cold Creek Solutions, a Colorado technology planning firm, as vice president of disaster recovery practice. "I've seen thousands of disasters, some where things work according to plan, and some where absolutely nothing works," Mr. Brown said. "What better person can a company talk to about those two extremes?"